love thursday: care package from mom

Last week, I was surprised by a box from Mom–this one containing our Christmas presents. Yes, she’s on the ball!

An added bonus to the wonderful, warm winter clothes that we are just starting to need was a container of cookies and homemade chocolates. YUM!

Normally I get one of these *after* Christmas, but this time, since Mom had been hired to make cookies and candy a bridal shower, she sent me some of the leftovers:

Tasty as all get out and perfect for Love Thursday!

Happy Love Thursday everyone!

May all your care packages contain sweet, delicious love.

22 Beans of Wisdom to “love thursday: care package from mom”
  1. Lucky you.

    Those cookies look so delicious. Yeah for awesome moms (and that nobody at Poste Italia ate your cookies).

    Happy Love Thursday.

    nyc/caribbean ragazza’s last blog post..San Carlo Chips why must you torment me!

    Indeed. They were well-buried in the box…I think that helped 😉

  2. Gil

    The chocolate covered pretzels look like something to die for! Homemade chocolate covered pretzels are something that I don’t think I ever had. I’ll have to add that to the list of things to buy when I head to PA Dutch Country next Summer. Time to finish off my leftover cannnolo.

    Oh Gil, they’re fabulous. In fact, one of my regular Christmas gifts for my dad was a tin of homemade chocolate-covered pretzels 🙂

    Cannolo leftover?! What kind of Italian are you? 😉

  3. awedree

    Awww…how sweet. I was craving chocolate pretzels as I was reading! There’s nothing like Mom’s love (the best kind!). BTW I’ve never had the homemade kind either…what a terrific idea 🙂

    So long as you get some tasty melting chocolate, it’s pretty easy too (according to my mom) 😉

  4. Gil

    My daughter brought the cannolo over for me earlier in the evening. It was actually a leftover from a party she had a school. It really wasn’t within my reach for too long.

    OK, you are redeemed 😉 Also, I have to add since Awedree made me think of the melting chocolate, my mom will *only* buy it from the Amish….

  5. 11.20.2008

    How sweet of your mum to send them to you..I take it they have all gone now 🙂

    Such a great photo for “Happy Love Thursdays” ..

    Anne’s last blog post..A little walk…

    You have assumed correctly 😉

  6. 11.20.2008

    *Mom’s* are the best, aren’t they. Well, most of the time 😉

    My Melange’s last blog post..Kitchen Sink Frittata

    Hey now… 😉

  7. That’s even better than Tastykakes, which is what I always got in my care packages… except for that one year where I got some Vitamin Y via UPS.

    paul of the clue-by-four’s last blog post..WTF Wednesday: Pirates!

    Ooh I’d take either one, nah, both of those care packages too. I’m greedy.

  8. 11.20.2008

    Oh. My. Gosh. Those are BEAUTIFUL! My mouth is watering…Your mom is the best!

    My mom will be very happy to read this 🙂

  9. anna l'americana

    So in order for you to get theme last week when the heck did she mail them? Before she came to visit?
    Eviva le Poste!

    Mailed November 3, received November 13. I *know*!!!!!!

  10. 11.20.2008

    Good that she had left overs and now you can enjoy them.
    So sweet of you mom to do this.

    Indeed! Always nice to see you Happy Cook 🙂

  11. 11.20.2008

    Care packages are the best! And one of the most wonderful signs of love.

    Agreed, Jen. Thanks for coming by 🙂

  12. leaca

    This reminds me that I need to send one to my son. Happy LT!

    leaca’s last blog post..Family Session

    He will be so happy! Thanks for stopping by Leaca 🙂

  13. 11.20.2008

    Oh my gosh! I was just the other day thinking of the Wilbur Choc Factory?? Is that the name?? Now I must go do a search. I remember my family would make a trip to PA Dutch and go to this choc shop that sold these fantastic chocolates in the shape of a fat Hershey’s kiss. Although I suspect this place made them long before? But who knows.. is this memory even close?

    And, yes, the choc covered pretzels look delicious. I make them at home, but they never turn out very pretty. Good. But not pretty like the ones pictured!

    Okay, I ‘m off to google Wilbur Chocolate!

    Karen’s last blog post..Torrone & the 4th Annual Bentorrone Festival in Benevento

    There’s definitely a Wilbur’s in that area, yes. I think my mom got the chocolate gold coins for our Christmas stockings from them….

  14. 11.20.2008

    They look delicious. That is a true Love package from home. What would we do without care packages and phone calls from Mom? It would be just too sad to contemplate.

    Ice Tea For Me’s last blog post..a sharp giveaway – check it out

    Sad indeed. I am *very* lucky 🙂

  15. 11.20.2008

    Oh, what a sweet gift from your Mom! My parents used to do that for me when I lived in Japan…sigh…

    Janet’s last blog post..Three Thanksgivings

    Care packages are the best, aren’t they?

  16. 11.20.2008

    I knew it!
    Just as soon as I get back over here, you are making me hungry again. Apparently, it doesn’t matter where the food comes from.

    Hope you are well and enjoying those delicious looking sweets.

    karen cole’s last blog post..MONSTERS OF ART

    This one is Mom’s fault though 😉

  17. 11.20.2008

    Oh yum, and so much love. 🙂

    Yum and love…perfect together 🙂

  18. 11.20.2008

    The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, does it?

    Well in this case, I certainly hope not 🙂

  19. Yum! Your mom is so sweet. I’m still hording the crystal light she shared with me this summer!

    Cherrye at My Bella Vita’s last blog post..Sila Fridays: Driving through the Mountains

    Hah! Glad you’re still enjoying it 🙂

  20. 11.21.2008

    That is a sweet and wonderful Love Thursday!

    I enjoyed every single morsel.

    Grazie Cara,

    Scarlett & Viaggiatore

    Wanderlust Scarlett’s last blog post..On Safari

    Hee hee…me too 😉

  21. 11.21.2008

    i am banging my head on the screen & drooling over the keys…your mom is the bomb!!

    qualcosa di bello’s last blog post..hey! who moved the equator??

    Can’t argue with that!

  22. 11.23.2008

    There is nothing better in the world than a care package from Mom! Enjoy!!

    I’ve been enjoying like there’s no tomorrow, Shan…and for many of those cookies, there wasn’t 😉

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